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The Truth About Wasteful Spending on Software: How to Stop Giving Your Software Vendors Money for Applications You Don't Use

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Executive Summary

The dirty little secret of software licensing is one is buying more software than one need from the major software vendors. Why? Because neither they nor one has practices in place to ensure one only buy what user's need to do their jobs. A fair software license agreement would allow company to pay for software that employees are actually using. Indeed, most software vendors pay lip-service to this idea of paying for software on the basis of usage. Unfortunately, the tools that are available either from the vendors themselves, or in the form of Software Asset Management products - are incapable of accurately measuring usage.

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